Author: VC Reporter

Artist Union Gallery

Guests visit the opening of a new showing at the Artist Union Gallery in Ventura on Saturday. The new exhibit will be shown through the end of the...

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The silence of the lamb chops

Women do such crazy, manipulative things! After an ex-girlfriend and I spent hours reconnecting online, we made plans for her to visit. Out of the blue, she said she wasn’t coming, admitting she\’d been seeing someone and had never been happier. Ouch. But I knew she was a narcissistic, um, witch, so maybe I deserved that. Second example: I was dating a woman who had a tendency to cancel last minute, didn\’t answer her phone, etc. After I stopped calling, she called me, explained away these red flags and suggested we go out that weekend. I phoned repeatedly to confirm, but couldn\’t reach her. Finally, a guy answered, claiming to be her boyfriend. What the hell?! Why do women hide their boyfriends and lead me on? — Spat On There are lambs easily led to the slaughter, and then there are lambs like you who pop up on a girl\’s doorstep already in chop form, leaning against a jar of mint jelly, begging for directions to the oven. Now, maybe you were too busy rolling naked in rosemary and meat tenderizer to pay attention to all those \"red flags\" popping up everywhere. Or maybe you wrote them off with the most obvious explanation, which would be, let\’s see … yet another parade through the heart of suburbia commemorating Chairman Mao? You do see the red flags eventually — right...

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Cultural worth

Cultural worth Re: VC Reporter, 12/29/05, “They year in worthless pop culture” The good news is that help is on the way in Ventura County for the addicted-to-pop/trash-culture Molly Freedenberg, who needs her shot of Brad/Angelina/Tom/(Nicole Kidman — no, forget Nicole K, and make that Nicole R) Jenn, Stuttgart  Hilton (sorry make that Paris)  and the bevy of fairly talentless rock pop, showbiz wannabe icons who display their belly buttons and who are looking for their 15 minutes of fame, before she (that’s Molly, in case you got confused following the  above list of names) is able to face her VC Reporter word-processor daily. First of all, a reassurance to Ms. Freedenberg that I, too, at one time, once followed the inane adventures of the rich and the famous for the time being, who once were the staple diet of such publications as The Enquirer, US, Them, In Touch, Out of Touch, and the latest publication to feed off the non-stop flow of celebrity dribble. I should warn the talented Ms. Freedenberg that prolonged exposure to gossip-mag trash has been proven to be harmful to your brain cells. So, I suggest she follow this strict regime for the New Year. In the months to come, try sampling such delights as the Third Annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival April 27 – 30th.  The Ventura Music Festival, with its dazzling line up of world class talent, runs May 4-14; and...

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